Faugheen is already a 1-8 favourite with Paddy Power to make a winning start to the  new season in the €85,000 Grade One Stan James Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The veteran Thousand Stars secured Willie Mullins a first Grade One of the new winter campaign in Paris on Saturday, and it is the champion trainer’s (...)

Richie McLernon after his victory on Johns Spirit in the Paddy Power Gold Cup  at Cheltenham.

Jonjo O’Neill has been helping Tony McCoy to hog the headlines over the last couple of weeks but it was time for his backstage man Richie McLernon to (...)